Top
40
Doctor insights on: Keratosis Pilaris Laser Hair Removal

Share
1

1
Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Yes it is: But it may take several treatments over years because many follicles will be in the telogen phase (sleep phase) and is is often combined with microdermabrasion or other exfoliative treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Strimling
375 Doctors shared insights

Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


2

2
Can I used HPL "home pulsed light" laser hair removal on my arms with keratosis pilaris?

Can I used HPL "home pulsed light" laser hair removal on my arms with keratosis pilaris?

HPL: I would not recommend
I would only seek a trained professional for that treatment especially with a skin condition. ...Read more

3

3
Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris may be helped with some keratolytic creams like retin a, (tretinoin) glycolic acid, etc. Use of ipl (flashlamp laser) may help control the redness of the sites. Hot bathes with good exfoliation is good to help control bumpiness. This very common and is a dominant genetic condition, . Affecting almost half of the adult population worldwide. ...Read more

5

5
Is it a good idea to use hair removal creams such as veet or revitol, on areaswith keratosis pilaris?

Is it a good idea to use hair removal creams such as veet or revitol, on areaswith keratosis pilaris?

No: Any cream strong enough to dissolve hair can irritate the skin. If it is already dry from a skin condition like keratosis pilaris it may be more likely to irritate. ...Read more

6

6
Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more

7

7
Can laser hair removal actually work?

Can laser hair removal actually work?

Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read more

8

8
Pros and cons of getting laser hair removal?

Hair removal?: Pros are it is pretty effective, cons if it is not removal it is reduction and some hairs can regrow. ...Read more

9

9
How effective is laser hair removal for women?

How effective is laser hair removal for women?

Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair reduction is very effective for women (and men). Depending on skin type, ethnicity, laser used and area you wish treated, you may need between 6 and 10 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously if you wish. ...Read more

10

10
What is best laser hair removal devise at home?

See answer: Recommend these 3 links for a good overall review:

Top At Home Hair Removal Laser Products Reviewed 2014 : http://www. Beyondtalk. Net/home-hair-removal/

Top 5 Home Hair Removal Machines | Safe Laser IPL : http://safelaseripl. Com/top-5-home-hair-removal-machines/

The 6 Best Laser Hair Removal Machines – Laser Hair Removal : http://www. Laserhairremoval. Me/the-6-best-laser-hair-removal-machines/ ...Read more

11

11
Can laser hair removal be suitable for teenagers?

Can laser hair removal be suitable for teenagers?

Yes: Age is less a factor than the locations and color of the hairs themselves. It requires a series of treatments, since laser is effective only when actively growing. Some hairs are in resting phase and not as susceptible. Additional treatment in planned series will find the majority in the active growth phase. Laser seeks color and is best on dark hair growth areas. ...Read more

12

12
Who is the best person to perform laser hair removal?

Who is the best person to perform laser hair removal?

One who is trained: LASER hair removal is done by lots of non-physicians some are trained may even has license in some states, others learned by hands on training from some one. Verify before taking all precautions like like protecting eye etc. It is a fafe procedure. ...Read more

13

13
Are there dangers associated with laser hair removal?

Laser: There is always risk with laser or any procedure, make sure you go to a licensed
medi-spa I personally have not seen any issues with laser hair removal it does take a series of laser treatments. ...Read more

14

14
Is it possible to get laser hair removal on your butt?

Is it possible to get laser hair removal on your butt?

Buttocks hair remova: Yes, buttocks can be treated quite effectively with laser hair removal. All private areas can be treated. ...Read more

15

15
How does laser hair removal work? Actually, what is it?

Intense Light: Laser light to remove hair actually is very intense light that shines on hair and travels down the hair shaft to the follicle where the hair is produced. The energy literally burns the follicle and destroys it. The hair may grow back, but if it does, it is usually more fine and lighter in color. ...Read more

17

17
What is the definition or description of: laser hair removal?

Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to achieve the best results. ...Read more

18

18
Is vaginal laser hair removal safe?

YEs: Provided on outside of vagina, can be used over labia majora where there is hair. ...Read more

21

21
What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...Read more

23

23
Is it possible for you to put on deodarant afterhaving laser hair removal?

Is it possible for you to put on deodarant afterhaving laser hair removal?

Later that day: Sure. Laser energy is absorbed mainly by the pigment in the shaft of the hair. Energy transferred to the stem cells in the base of the hair follicle kills them. That heat temporarily "opens" up the pores of the skin, but the epidermis should be left intact. You can use deodorant and anti-antiperspirants starting a few hours after your treatment. If you get blisters or crusting, avoid them. ...Read more

24

24
Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

25

25
Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Risk for burn: Increased risk for burn. Best to wait until Accutane treatment is complete before attempting laser treatment. ...Read more

26

26
Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

Depends on skin type: The yag is a good laser for darker skin color because it is less pigment sensitive. That said it can be safely used on all skin types.
The yag will generally perform a good hair reduction. If you are light skinned there are other lasers such as the diode 810 or the alexandrite which may have a better (slightly) response. If you like the person you saw go ahead the yag will work. ...Read more

27

27
Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

28

28
Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Yes: Laser hair removal only works on darkly pigmented hair; it will not work well on white/grey/blonde/lt brown hair. The skin color will not make too much of a difference. ...Read more

29

29
Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

Time frame?: Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions - so it takes longer to do, but has the advantage of long-term hair reduction. Waxing gives a quicker result - but has the disadvantage of being temporary. ...Read more

30

30
Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

IN MY OPINION: NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed!

My opinion only!

Dr Z ...Read more

31

31
Where can I find a legit laser hair removal treatment place?

Credentials: There are a lot of doctors and practicioners who can offer laser services such as hair removal. I've heard an increased number of advertisements on the radio here in ohio lately, many as free standing offices which may not even have the doctor onsite. I would suggest going to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who offers these procedures who would be the actual experts in laser hair. ...Read more

33

33
Is it safe to have hypopigmentation after laser hair removal?

Is it safe to have hypopigmentation after laser hair removal?

Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more

34

34
What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

Few: If done correctly, laser hair removal is safe and effective, with few skin changes. Blistering and pigmentary changes can occasionally occur. ...Read more

35

35
What are the risks of laser hair removal surgery? (whole body!)

Separate sessions: You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series.
Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know.
D. Farzaneh. ...Read more

36

36
How many treatments are typically needed for laser hair removal?

Depends on Area: Hair cycles at different rates in different body areas and this will effect the length of time needed to treat an area. Laser hair removal only works on the hair that is in the active growth phase. ...Read more

37

37
How soon can you shave after laser hair removal treatment session?

Hair removal: Once you have had your laser treatment it is safe to resume shaving as long as there is no lingering redness or irritation. You will want to stop shaving again though as your next treatment draws closer. ...Read more

38

38
How long does it take to complete the laser hair removal treatment?

Depends on..: Laser. Response, hair color, skin color, hair density, size of laser, energy applied, and many other factors. ...Read more

39

39
If I have vitiligo will the spots increase if I got laser hair removal?

If I have vitiligo will the spots increase if I got laser hair removal?

Probably not: In general, laser or IPL tends to increase pigmentation transiently after the treatment especially among those with olive or darker complexion. If you suffer a 3rd degree burn at the site, then you may lose pigment at that site that may or may not be permanent. Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and different from loss in pigment from injury. ...Read more

40

40
What are the benefits and side effects of laser hair removal in bikini zone?

Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
247 Doctors shared insights

Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
9 Doctors shared insights

Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more